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We need your help to combat arson- Brighton bin fires

Date : 30 November 2020


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Overnight, we attended six separate incidents in Brighton which we believe to have been deliberately started:-

  • At 03:00, we attended two separate bin fires on St James’s Street, Brighton.  Firefighters from Preston Circus attended and used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fires.
  • At 03:01, we attended a wheelie bin fire on High Street, Brighton. Firefighters from Roedean attended and used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
  • At 03:04, we attended a wheelie bin fire on Dorset Gardens, Brighton.  Firefighters from Preston Circus attended and used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
  • At 03:14, we attended a wheelie bin fire on St James Avenue, Brighton.  Firefighters from Roedean attended and used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
  • At 03:18, we attended a wheelie bin fire on Steine Street, Brighton.  Firefighters from Preston Circus attended and used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
  •  At 04:03, we attended a wheelie bin fire on Ship Street, Brighton.  Firefighters from Roedean attended and used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. 

Arson endangers lives and divers valuable resources

Arson and deliberate fires are a serious problem for the Fire Service, the Police and the Ambulance Service. They endanger lives and divert valuable resources.

Arson is a criminal offence that can lead to loss of life and injury.  It can damage property and have a negative effect on the environment.  Arson often starts with a fascination for fire and progresses to lighting small fires but this can quickly escalate onto skips, cars, derelict properties and most disturbingly people's homes.

In 2019, we attended 742 fires which were deliberately started.  We are working in partnership with Sussex Police, Crimestoppers, local authorities and neighbourhood watch schemes to reduce this figure.

We are working hard to ensure that the county is a safe place to live, work and visit. 

Further information

If you have any information regarding the Brighton incidents, please contact Sussex Police on 101 or online.  You can also make an anonymous report using Crimestoppers

For practical advice on how you can play your part in combating arson, please visit: www.esfrs.org/arson

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